Review: Sweetpea by C. J. Skuse @CJSkuse @HQStories

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Synopsis: Rhiannon is your average girl next door, settled with her boyfriend and little dog…but she’s got a killer secret. Although her childhood was haunted by a famous crime, Rhiannon's life is normal now that her celebrity has dwindled. By day her job as an editorial assistant is demeaning and unsatisfying. By evening she …

Blog Tour Review: The Beloveds by Maureen Lindley @TitanBooks

Synopsis: Oh, to be a Beloved—one of those lucky people for whom nothing ever goes wrong. Everything falls into their laps without effort: happiness, beauty, good fortune, allure. Betty Stash is not a Beloved—but her little sister, the delightful Gloria, is. She’s the one with the golden curls and sunny disposition and captivating smile, the …

Blog Tour Review: The Visitors by Catherine Burns

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Synopsis: Marion Zetland lives with her domineering older brother, John in a decaying Georgian townhouse on the edge of a northern seaside resort. A timid spinster in her fifties who still sleeps with teddy bears, Marion does her best to shut out the shocking secret that John keeps in the cellar. Until, suddenly, John …

Mini-review: The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell

Synopsis: The Most Dangerous Game features a big-game hunter from New York who becomes shipwrecked on an isolated island in the Caribbean and is hunted by a Russian aristocrat. Mini-review: There is no greater bore than perfection. Sometimes these kinds of weird, old school, random books really hook me, but I can't explain why. This …

Mini-review: Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? by Joyce Carol Oates

Synopsis: Young Connie is beautiful and wants to be free from the burdens of her mother and sensible, boring sister. Sneaking around to meet boys when she has told her family she's going shopping, Connie catches the unwanted attention of Arnold Friend, who knows instantly, that he has to have her. Mini-review: Be nice to …